Aaron Hodge Silver has been designing and developing new websites from scratch since 1999, just before his graduation from Columbia University. Early in his career, he worked for several web companies and startups, including DoubleClick and About.com. Since 2004, he has been self-employed through his company Springthistle Design and has worked with a staggering variety of companies, non-profits, and individuals to realize their website dreams. In his professional work, Aaron's focus is always on usability, efficiency, flexibility, clean design, and client happiness. WordPress is the best solution for many of Springthistle's clients, though Aaron also develops custom web applications using PHP and MySQL. Aaron was the author of the two previous editions of this book! You can find more about Aaron's professional work at http://springthistle.com.
In his free time, Aaron enjoys developing recipes in the kitchen, being active outdoors, and spending quality time with his family (both human and non human members).